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Stulberg Silver Medalist Emma Meinrenken Preps For Solo Appearance With WMU Orch

C. Lieurance

Emma Meinrenken, who was awarded the silver medal in the 2014 Stulberg International String Competition last May, arrived in Kalamazoo yesterday after a long drive from her home in Toronto, Ontario with her mother, Nozomi Meinrenken. 

In an interview Friday morning, Emma and the conductor of the Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra, Bruce Uchimura, talk over the the program for Sunday's concert, and discuss the balance between honoring the composer's intentions and creating a unique interpretation of one's own. 

Cara Lieurance covers local music with live morning interviews, and produces WMUK's Let's Hear It weekday mornings at 10 am Mon-Fri, showcasing local interviews and performances. She also produces The Pure Drop, an hour of Celtic music, with musician Dave Marlatt.
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